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Practice of law concurrent with another profession, C4S9 CPRA

Section 9, Canon IV

SECTION 9. Practice of law concurrent with another profession. – A lawyer who is engaged in another profession or occupation concurrently with the practice of law shall expressly provide in the pertinent contract the nature of the services the lawyer is engaged to perform.
The practice of another profession or occupation shall not jeopardize such lawyer’s competence, integrity, probity, and independence in rendering legal services. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. Practice of law concurrent with another profession

a. Expressly provide in contract services to be performed

Under this section, lawyers who are “engaged in another profession/occupation concurrently with the practice of law” are required to “expressly provide in the pertinent contract the nature of the services the lawyer is engaged to perform.”

b. Non-jeopardizing of competence, integrity, probity, and independence

Although practicing another profession or occupation, lawyers are prohibited jeopardizing their “competence, integrity, probity, and independence in rendering legal services.”

References

Canon IV, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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